29 Jul '16, 8am

This NES Emulator Build Lets You Use Cartridges to Play Games

This NES Emulator Build Lets You Use Cartridges to Play Games

You may not remember this, but Nintendo hardware used to be a pretty big deal. The original Game Boy and NES both had remarkable industrial design that, like the Apple II and IBM Thinkpad, weren’t quite appreciated until many years after production ended. But, like many of you, [draftmike] had nostalgia-fueled memories of the NES experience still safely locked away. Memories like lifting the cartridge door, blowing on the cartridge, and the feel of the cartridge clicking into place. So, understandably, reliving those experiences was a key part of [draftmike’s] Raspberry Pi-based NES build , though at 40% of the original size. He didn’t just want to experience the games of his youth, he wanted to experience the whole NES just as he had as a child. Now, like any respectable hacker, [draftmike] didn’t let gaps in his knowledge stop him. This project was a learning experience....

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/07/29/this-nes-emulator-build-le...

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